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Resources for Research + Scholarship in History

The Brown University Library facilitates and supports critical research practices that ask how bias, power, and uneven access to resources are at work in the labor of scholarship. 

Consider reflecting on the following set of questions and resources to develop and integrate critical perspectives into your research plans:

Reflecting on Critical History

What makes a source authoritative? Who decides?
Is History an objective discipline?
What counts as historical evidence? 
What does it mean to "decolonize knowledge"? 
How do dynamics of power shape citational practice?
How is bias embedded into knowledge-making? 
How can we ground historical research in critical methods of inquiry?